Writing News

A listing of campus and community events of interest to MTSU writers. 

  • Salon @615 with Anna Quindlen. She will be discussing her new book, Alternate Side. March 28 at 6:15 pm, Nashville Public  Library, 615 Church Street, Nashville. Tickets are free.
  • For the next MTSU Write Spring Saturdays event: Latina novelist and short-story writer Lorraine Lopez will join us for a master class on Saturday, April 21, 9 am to noon at the Sam Ingram Building MT Center (MTSU). Details are forthcoming, but this event is free and open to the public with advance registration.
  • Poet's Corner featuring Amie WhittemoreScarritt Bennett Center, Fondren Hall (2nd floor), Nashville. April 26, 7-8 pm. Free and open to the public.
  • Salon@615: Nashville Reads Finale. John T Edge discusses The Potlikker Papers, followed by  a panel discussion with Sean Brock of Husk, Maneet Chauhan of Chauhan Ale & Masala House, Tansuo, and The Mockingbird, and Caroline Randall Williams, author of Soul Food Love. May 1 at 6:15, Nashville Public LIbrary, 615 Church Street, Nashville. This even is not ticketed.

To have your event added to this page, contact Dr. Claudia Barnett.



Calls for Student Writing.

Outrageous Fortune, the country's first nationwide literary online magazine for and by undergraduates, is currently accepting submissions in all genres (including digital files such as video-recorded spoken word). Submissions are on a rolling basis, but the deadline for the spring 2018 issue is April 8.

The Fourth Annual Bill Hallberg Award in Creative Writing: This year the award of $150 will be given for excellence in Creative Nonfiction. This award is open to undergraduates at colleges and universities in NC, SC, VA, and TN. Submissions should include one double-spaced essay, no more than 10 pages, in 12-point font. A reading of the winning essay will be held on September 25 at East Carolina University. Send entries to Christy Hallberg. Deadline April 30.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has posted a useful guide to undergraduate journals in art and literature.